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Why online shopping is creating buzz in Oman

Why online shopping is creating buzz in Oman

While most think onlines shopping saves time and gives varied alternatives, there are numerous other people who are scared to plunge in fearing cybercrimes.

Jessica Asher, founder of Alatool Muscat mentioned, “Online shopping is catching up everywhere such as Oman. eCommerce initiatives by the government as well are a large assistance. Telecom organizations play a large function as well, with much better Internet packages getting supplied.

“It’s plain simple, hassle-free and more affordable with 1-click selection. Then why not. Alatoolmuscat.com tries to supply the very best offers in Oman, be it solutions, goods or even online education packages.

“We want to ensure that our platform offers nothing but the best for our users and we give good exposure to merchants via alatoolmuscat.com.”

An official from roumaan.com, a well-liked shopping web site in the nation, mentioned there has been a surge in online shopping.

“We have been in Oman for the last five years and there has been an increase in online shopping. We also come up with offers from time to time. Our platform offers a varied range of products. We deliver products within a span of three to four working days for a charge of RO1.30 (within Muscat) and RO2 (outside Muscat). Over time, we are seeing that more and more people are finding it comfortable to shop on our platform because of the diverse range of products we offer.”

From house goods to meals products and DSLRs to perfumes, Oman’s online shopping portfolio has widened more than the years.

Fatmah al Naamani, an entrepreneur, mentioned, “I have been into online shopping for a lengthy time and I discover it a lot more hassle-free than traditional shopping. These days I acquire virtually every little thing from websites like fordeal and Amazon.

“The main advantage is that unlike at malls I do not have to spend time standing in queues and the choices are varied. I save time and the options are easily available on the site in various colours, sizes as well as prices,” mentioned Fatmah.

Another large benefit is that products are delivered at one’s doorstep, she added. “Many websites also offer exchange options. I shop for dresses, gardening tools, home and kitchen appliances as well. However, there are drawbacks as well. Some items like clothes don’t match the description when you get them. There are times when the size is not right. I recommend purchasing the largest size.”

Mohammad Najeeb, an Indian businessman who has been functioning in Oman for the final ten years, mentioned, “Until a couple of years ago, folks have been sceptical about online shopping. But steadily the trust has grown.

“Alatool Muscat came up in 2012 and it took the market by storm. There were easy, diverse and class products ranging from perfumes, restaurant deals, courses, mobile phones, household items, etc. That online platform won the trust and proved naysayers wrong.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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